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Headline homes: Nashville’s top sales for August

Kix Brooks has just topped one more list. With musical partner Ronnie Dunn, Brooks has been to the top of the country single charts 23 times. Brooks & Dunn have won more awards from the Country Music Association than any other act. And now, Kix and wife Barbara are the buyers in Nashville's biggest home sale of the year. More

Real Estate Matters: Shrinking your lot takes a lot of effort

Q: We need to reduce our 5.1-acre property to less than 5 acres in order to qualify for my husband's employer's relocation program. More

Real estate transactions

Veteran VU endowment researcher leaves for trust firm

Wealth manager Diversified Trust Co. has hired Carol Womack away from the treasurer's office at Vanderbilt University, where she was responsible for the private equity and venture capital investments that make up 15 percent of the university's endowment. More

Cumberland Pharma taps new exec for commercial development

Local drug developer Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Wednesday announced the hiring of board member Martin E. Cearnal as its new senior vice president for commercial development. More

Gaylord plans Arizona resort

Gaylord Entertainment Co. has signed a deal to buy 100 acres in Arizona for a hotel and convention resort. More

SunTrust private banker leaves for Nashville Bank & Trust

Lattie Brown has joined Nashville Bank & Trust as senior vice president of private banking. More

Nashville home prices cited for stability

The Fiserv Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes yesterday used Nashville’s home market as an example of a ‘bright spot in a national market’ that has seen average prices fall by some 14 percent. More

Pinnacle lures SunTrust exec

Scott Lindsey has joined the trust services group of Pinnacle Financial Partners, leaving a group vice president post at SunTrust Bank. More

Moody’s downgrades CBRL

Citing weak demand and cost pressures, Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday lowered its rating on CBRL Group, the parent of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store chain. More

State roundup: Memphis plans to revitalize Pyramid

Springfield, Mo.-based Bass Pro Shops and Memphis mayor Willie Herenton unveiled details of a long-discussed proposal to redevelop the vacant Pyramid arena in downtown Memphis into a 150,000-square-foot retail store with a hotel. More

Bricks and Mortar

New Businesses

Executive Appointments

Fleet One announces new hires Able named medical director More

Walking the Fine Line

The CEO of a $200 million business that’s tops in its state spots the chance to grow beyond his traditional turf. He secures the backing of his local board as well as his holding company, which has the means to back up his ambition. The plan is set in motion. More

The Chatter Class: An alternate approach to property tax

The vote two years ago to require a public referendum on property tax increases put a serious crimp in the ability of Nashville’s elected officials to raise revenue when needed. More

Dave Says: How to hire good help?

On Music Row: Keith’s Show Dog label boosts bark with new marketing execs

Show Dog Nashville has added Rick Moxley as vice president of promotion and Bill Kennedy as head of sales and marketing. Both executives have experience in similar positions at other record companies. More

East Nashville not ready for specialty grocers – yet

When Trader Joe’s announced this spring it will open its first Tennessee location in Green Hills near the recently opened Whole Foods, East Nashvillians started asking more fervently why their neighborhood can’t get a retailer of that ilk. More

Marketplace: Auto parts retailer inks 10-year lease

NAPA Auto Parts has leased a building on Murfreesboro Road that was once home to an International truck dealership. More